The Iranians are already preparing to backtrack on their agreement to stop enriching uranium. I find that quite odd, myself. My view of the recent “breakthrough” in negotiations was that with the re-election of President Bush, the Iranians decided that, as fun as it was, open defiance of the West was a bad choice. Instead, I figured they’d go with the North Korean approach — sign whatever agreements the West demands and then secretly ignore them while reaping the benefits of having signed them. With this announcement, it seems that Iran will continue with the French style — sign agreements and then openly flout them while making lame excuses. Perhaps the recent setbacks for the reformist movement have tipped the scales back internally.